Eleni J. Christou
Executive Director, Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC)
What is aphasia? Aphasia is a difficulty with communication, speaking or understanding words, as a result of a stroke or brain injury.
Whom does aphasia effect? Aphasia occurs in people of any age, sex, race, or nationality. In Houston, an estimated 43,000 of Houstonians are living with aphasia. It is more common than Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
What is HARC and how do they serve persons with aphasia? HARC is a non-profit wellness center for persons with aphasia. We offer various language-based programs which provide opportunities for participants to further their language recovery in a supportive environment. By coming to HARC, our members gain the communication skills to improve their confidence and overall quality of life to live successfully with aphasia.
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